As a contribution to these months’ EEA communication topic “The Bible and its Relevance in European Societies”, Evert Van de Poll´s new book “Christian Faith and the Making of Europe, Yesterday and Today” has been published in July 2020.
Evert works as a pastor and professor of religious studies and theology, and directs the Theological Commission of the European Evangelical Alliance. In his book, he analyzes origins of different areas of society, including hospitals, universities, liberal democracy and many more, thereby unfolding the impact of the Bible on our lives and the Europe we live in.
The book also touches on the negative influence of the Church on issues such as anti-Semitism and colonialism, but also shows how the Gospel inspired rethinking and radical change.
As the author takes a closer look at the emergence of secular Europe and analyzes our contemporary society and its relation to Christianity, hope is spread that the Gospel, which has greatly impacted our European society in so many ways, still holds ‘good news’ for the continent today.
Take a first look into the book here or visit the publisher´s information page.
The book can either be ordered here or via an email to the publisher.